• NATHANIEL KOLOC

    professional bio

  • NATHANIEL KOLOC

    Talent executive working in frontier industries.

    I build teams that work to make the future better than today.​

    Our society is increasingly complex and turbulent, while at the same time bursting with opportunity for improvements in all aspects of life. We have everything we need to create an economy that works for everyone, if we focus on building the right things.

     

    We can meet our full potential
    if we are strategic and focused.

     

    I support projects, ventures, institutions, and political candidates that are dedicated to helping our country meet its full potential.

     

  • MY WORK

    Talent is my craft.
    I love building incredible teams and seeing them perform at their best.

     

    MY AREAS OF FOCUS INCLUDE

    talent strategy - culture design - executive search - hiring process design - team performance

     

    I've designed and overseen systems that have hired over 5,500 people across over 100 organizations, as well as done extensive reading and research - in both academic and applied contexts - about what goes into effective team building and team management.

     

    SVP People | Feb 2017 - Present

    We're a new R&D lab dedicated to inventing bold new companies, policies, and concepts to improve quality of life in the United States. We are focused on the power of teams - thoughtfully designed and given the right environment - to reach breakthrough innovations that otherwise wouldn't exist.

     

    We've grown to over 30 people since our founding in 2017. We are researchers, analysts, designers, storytellers, problem-solvers, and possibility enthusiasts. Interested? Consider joining us!

    In addition to my work as SVP People, I oversaw one of our pilot research projects - the Enough project - a systematic examination of the epidemic of financial insecurity in the United States, and a feasibility assessment of various types of cash transfer programs (e.g. basic income) as a viable solution. I'm always excited to talk shop about bold, data-driven public policy concepts.

    Committee to Elect Alessandra Biaggi

    Campaign Chair | 2018

    I chair the Committee to Elect Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York's State Senate in District 34 in the Bronx and Westchester.

     

    Now more than ever, our communities need elected officials who will work relentlessly and creatively to expand opportunities so that we can meet our full potential as a state. Alessandra is running to bring modern progressive governance to New York, as well as a fresh approach to politics and civic engagement.

     

    If you support progressive, forward-thinking candidates who will help New York communities embrace the future, please consider supporting Alessandra's campaign.

    Hillary for America

    Director of Talent Acquisition & Development | 2015 - 2016

    I oversaw the recruiting operations & performance management systems for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The $1B campaign operation hired over 4,500 staffers between our Brooklyn HQ and our 500+ field offices across the country. We had a particular focus on hiring a diverse workforce, and were successful in creating the most diverse campaign team in history.

     

    In the end, we were not successful in delivering Hillary Clinton to the White House. Though the consequences of the 2016 election will be felt for many years to come, we can all work to forge a future for our country that is vibrant, optimistic, thoughtful, and inclusive.

    Cofounder & CEO | 2011 - 2015

    I cofounded ReWork, a mission-driven recruiting firm, to make it easier for talented people to build careers worth having while working on society's most pressing challenges. Since its founding, ReWork has supported tens of thousands of talented professionals with career design and job transitions, and has helped hundreds of mission-driven hiring managers make mission-critical hires for their teams.

     

    ReWork was acquired by Koya Leadership Partners in 2017.

    Career Experimentation

    Misc Projects & Adventures | 2008 - 2010

    I spent the years after graduating college doing a wide range of work projects and activities, as I explored what types of work I found to be meaningful. During these years I did research and wrote business plans and for new ventures, secured $1.5M in grant funding for a few nonprofits, installed rain barrels and home energy efficiency upgrades, did construction work, led backcountry trail crews in US National Parks and ecotourism trips in Latin America, sold fudge at a CostCo in Florida, produced a coupon book featuring socially conscious companies in Pittsburgh, and started a moving company with my best friend.